"Joanne and her dog Kirby are a great pair! My dog, who is shy, did great spending the day with them. I am happy knowing my dog was in a..."
I am a huge animal lover and love to tend to pets needs. I am currently a dog owner but I have cared for many different kinds of animals, from...
"very good host, highly recommend..."
"Shanna and her family were wonderful! They took excellent care of my baby dogs! Will definitely contact her again when I return!!!..."
HELLO! My name is Amanda and throughout my life I have had a passion for taking care of animals like yours. I have owned many dogs, cats and...
"Tyler was a lifesaver this weekend. Coming from out of town for a wedding with our dog- we were nervous about leaving him with a stranger. But..."
Hi, Im Paula and my dog's name is Ramon. He is a 2 Year old Boston Terrier. we own and run Boston Terrier Love Boarding house. we love to...
"Melissa is the best! We have been using her daycare service twice-weekly over the past month and our dog Reggie is always excited to arrive at..."
Hello! My name is Natashia. I am an online student of Ventura College and am at home all day during the week and weekends. We have a dog in our...
"Sasha had a great time with Chelsea and her dogs over the Thanksgiving holiday. She's been sleeping all day the last two days to recover! : )..."
"Katie is fantastic! My pup, Lady, spends a day with her each week and she does so well! Lady gets walks and play time with other dogs and people..."
We are a Family of three, and new to the area! Lately we have helped our neighbors and friends out with pet sitting and we absolutely love it!...
"Thank you, Linda! Paco had such a great time with Linda and Josie (who is an adorable Westie). Linda was extremely flexible with our timing..."
Bring your furry baby to the beach! Your little one will be free to roam inside and outside as they please. Beach walks and fun playmates will...
"Zoey was very well cared for and at the end of her 5 day stay, it was clear she'd had a blast and was such a happy girl. Donna kept me updated,..."
Hello, I am an 18-year-old college student who recently moved into a studio apartment with my boyfriend. Our new apartment is clean,...
"So pleased w our first time use of dogvacay! My dog has extreme anxiety when we leave him. Sarah took this info and went beyond to make us feel..."
"We were looking for a dog sitter last minute near Oxnard so we could attend the cowboy training camp. A quick response from Ashely along with a..."
My name is Michael, I'm 18 years old and I am currently taking an online college class which means more time at home. I live with my parents and...
My name is Sarrah, I am 21 years old, and I am a new mom. I have experience with dogs, as I have owned 5 different dogs. We live in the...
"Our dog loved her stay with Jennifer and came home exhausted. Jennifer was great to work with as far as communication and schedule and I'd..."
"Great experience - this is my first time using Dogvacay and I'm glad I picked Stephanie! Stephanie responded quickly on short notice and was..."
"We reserved a one night stay for our dog. Bailey, before we agreed to have him stay for 3 nights. After the first night we were so pleased with..."
"Dianne is WONDERFUL!! We left our 6 month old puppy with her for five days of day care. She also checked on our senior dog and went above and..."
"Alice was super responsive, and replied within minutes. We were late getting back due to a train delay, and Alice was super accommodating. I..."
"I was especially pleased that Daniel doesn't have a problem with administering medications. We had a nice meet-and-greet with our dogs and they..."
"Our dog Lucy stayed with Arnoud and Chris for the first time last week. She had a great time, and we were sent pictures and videos of her..."
"Lisa and Anton are the best!! We received pictures and a video of Lucy that showed her making friends and having a good time. She has never been..."
"This was our first time using a dog sitter. We were all anxious about it. Bill's organization and professionalism put us all at ease. He..."
"Buster had a great time with Alanna, Mike and especially Landon! We felt that Buster was well taken care of and safe in their care. So glad we..."
This coastal city is best known as a surfers' paradise, and it's also heaven for dogs. (Only stands to reason -- the most famous pet detective IS Ace Ventura!) With a marvelous year-round climate, here life is a beach for pets... literally, as Hollywood Beach, Seaside Park, Marina Park Beach, Harbor Cove Beach, Surfer's Point, virtually all the coastline from Calabasas to Goleta allows dogs on leash with pet parents or sitters; several are off-leash destinations, too. Some beaches even provide self-serve pet wash stations. Dog sitters also flock to Ventura's two off-leash parks, the well-established Camino Real Park and Arroyo Verde Park. Click on DogVacay.com to find reliable pet sitting and home dog boarding.
With an ultra-laidback population of 100,000 or so including pet sitters, Ventura seemingly embraces dogs and pet sitting in as many ways. There's the annual Pooch Parade & Pet Expo in mid-July; a virtual parade of pets; frequent dog-friendly shopping centers (two); restaurants (dozens) and stores (hundreds) that accept four-legged friends and dog sitters. Dog-friendly hotels welcome pets with cookies and collapsible bowls. Only historic landmarks such as the Majestic Ventura theater downtown and Mission San Buenaventura say no to Fido and their dog sitting hosts. Ventura's connection to preferred home dog boarding and pet sitting services is DogVacay.com.